When Julie Greenberg was in her mid- twenties, studying to be a rabbi and living in a feminist world of non-traditional relationships, she wondered how she would create a family. As a single woman engaged in passionate activism, Greenberg had always planned to be a mother.
This book tells the story of her journey
into spirited motherhood, and of how she
parented her five children within a web of
relationships that included donor dads, a
gay male parenting partner, birth parents,
multiracial children, women lovers and
former lovers in addition to her strong
and loving family of origin.
Rooted within the inspiring personal story
of the Greenberg family, Just Parenting
also draws on Greenberg’s years of
experience as a rabbi, family therapist
and maker of social change, offering
guidance from the mainstream and from
Just Parenting is a powerful infusion of
optimism, best practices and personal
experience about creating one’s own
unique path to parent for a better world.